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Decatur PD makes arrests in ID trafficking

DECATUR – Law enforcement officers arrested four Decatur residents for manufacturing identification documents for undocumented immigrants, Decatur police said Monday.

Through January and February, the Decatur Police Vice/Narcotics Unit had received information about people allegedly using stolen identities to manufacture the documents, police said in a news release.

During a search of a home at 1005 Honeysuckle Lane in February, investigators with the Decatur Police Vice/Narcotics Unit, the Decatur Police Financial Crimes Unit, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Social Security Administration found several forms of identification that were determined to be stolen. They also found identifying documents that had been manufactured, the news release said.

Police arrested Estela Pablo, 32, of Decatur for trafficking in stolen identities. She was held in lieu of a $150,000 cash bond; Agustin Tzep-Pablo, 27, of Decatur for trafficking in stolen identities and tampering with physical evidence. He was held in lieu of a $150,300 cash bond; and Miguel Pablo Guitierrez, 43, of Decatur for trafficking in stolen identities and giving a false name to law enforcement. He was held in lieu of a $150,300 cash bond.

Last week, police arrested Agustin Ramos–Pablo, 33, of Decatur who was considered the “main target in the investigation.” He was not at the residence during the execution of the search warrant but was found at his home and arrested, police said. Ramos-Pablo was transported to the Morgan County Jail and held in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond.

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